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    1. Thanks for reading Chi! I was just watching that lecture the other night and agree with you with regard to the number of children per woman decreasing – however, I think Hans Rosling’s point is that even with these changes, the base number of people already in existence that will have children at the same time as older generations are still alive will eventually lead to a population number of around 9 billion, at least for an interim time period. In this TED talk he speaks about possibly being able to stop population growth by 2050: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTznEIZRkLg. But yeah, many people talk about population growth in these very simplistic terms that ignore the underlying factors – of which poverty is a huge part. Looking forward to more discussions!

  1. Greetings from one grad student studying food to another. My research is about food waste. It is gerat to see someone else with similar interests. Great blog.

    1. Greetings back! It feels like a small but growing community, especially in the blogosphere. Food waste is such an important and understudied topic, yay to you for researching it!

  2. Hello! I really enjoy reading your blog, so I’ve nominted you for a Versatile Blogger Award.


    If you choose to accept, here’s what you need to do:

    1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
    2. Announce your win with a post. Make sure to post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.
    3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.
    4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post.
    5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.


    1. Thank you so much Rebecca! When you posted this I didn’t have reliable access to internet so I forgot to answer. Right now, I have a policy of not continuing award chains because I don’t always have 15 new blogs I can recommend and I think it gets a little old for readers otherwise – but I am very honored and thank you for reading!

  3. I’m sure that you’ve seen these “Blogger Awards” that go around WordPress, and I’m sure you’ve gotten a bunch of them, but they’re kind of like friendly chain letters that are just a little bit of fun. You’re a wonderful person and I thought I would just let you know by nominating you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! ^_^

    1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog
    2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
    3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
    4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know about their nomination with a comment.
    5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself


    1. Hey Caroliena, thank you so much for your kind words! It’s always a pleasure to read your blog as well and I think you are definitely Very Inspiring too, haha. Right now, I decided not to continue award chains because I don’t always have 15 new blogs I can recommend and I think it gets a little old for readers otherwise – but I look forward to reading more from you and hope you keep reading my posts too! xoxo

  4. Hi – we are two Ottawa NGOs that have produced a new interactive website explores about food sources, diversity, threats and solutions. We are inviting readers, other bloggers, teachers, students and scientists to explore it!

    Seedmap.org is an online tool to provide you insight into where our food comes from, the challenges facing agriculture today, and strategies to overcome them. Using Google Map technology, the virtual map brings these issues directly to the classroom, your discussion group, and your breakfast table.

    Seedmap.org, is developed by USC Canada, and The ETC Group, offers an extensive online reference on seeds, biodiversity, corporate concentration in the seed and food sector and other agricultural issues.

    Want to know more ? Contact me -Faris Ahmed, Director, Policy & Campaigns, USC Canada: 613-234-6827, ext 223 or at fahmed@usc-canada.org

  5. I am an undergraduate student pursuing food science and Technology in Tribhuvan University of Nepal. The blog of yours really inspired me. So far I am interested in Research for development in Agro-food system. I do perceive that Agro-food system spans each and every sector for the sustainable development of the World.

    We recently conducted Food and Nutrition Activism Programme here in Nepal,for the awareness in malpractices in food system which will really create a devastating situation in coming future, if we ignore in quality management on Agro-food system

    More Detail in

    Thank you!

  6. Hi Janina,

    since I am blogging about sustainability as well (www.lead-ahead.com) a friend of mine (Sebastian) just forwarded your blog to me. And I have to admit: Your work is seriously astonishing! Great stuff!

    Would you mind sending me an email, I think we have some insights and content we might be able to share.


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